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Bunyan, John,
The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus (1682).

History of Publication

Numerous editions down into the 18th century - here the editions published from 1710 to 1720:

  a this editionThe Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus (1682).
  b [...] (Edinburgh: J. Watson/ Glasgow: J. Stewart, 1711).link
  c [...] (Edinburgh: J. Moncur/ J. Forrest, 1718).link
  d [...] (Glasgow: R. Sanders, 1720).link

Allegorical story of the war between Diabolo and Emanuel over the city of Mansoul. Diabolo wins, but finally has to give over to Emanuel who offers the city's salvation. Faculties, virtues, and vices are the military commanders and civil advisors. Margina notes facilitate the reading and offer hints at bible chapters as parallel reading.